Monday, February 24, 2014

Wine Labeling Made Easy

I am well on my way to becoming one of those systematic gurus  that even Martha would envy! Now I can find my wine bottles more quickly!

I built a wine cellar in the cold storage room a while back.
  You can click here to see it.

I was quite happy with it

I found this while cleaning out my office
I bought this paper about a year ago for the Cricut, but hadn't used it.  It was 5o% off the markdown price!  Good score.  The only problem was it really didn't stick well and kept coming off.
 My solution was to use contact cement.

Hubby took up the art of beer brewing from grains, which I must say,
 is much more intense than making raspberry wine. 
 He has been filling the wine storage with beer.

Back to the art of drinking....I mean organizing.
I used my label maker to make labels for each batch, which was great, but when I came across the above mentioned chalkboard paper, I knew I could make it even better!

See how hard it is to read the words on the picture?  Well that's what it was like trying to find the perfect wine.

This is what I did......
Chalkboard paper was cut into strips using the handy grid on the back.

A cardboard jig cut out to the size of the chalkboard paper.

Jig is laid over the area to be sprayed and the over spray stays contained!

Adhesive is sprayed to chalkboard paper too.  I used a contact cement aerosol.  Both surfaces are sprayed, left to dry and then adhered to one another for an excellent bond. 

Then the unthinkable happened.  I ran out of chalkboard paper.    Luckily sister number two had the same stash and rescued me! Thank you Sister Number Two.!!!!
  I owe you a bottle.  Take your pick!

As you can see below, I took a lot of pictures!
A lot!!

Luckily there is always room for more!
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